The 86th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the actors, technical achievements, and films of 2013 and took place on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The ceremony was scheduled one week later than usual to avoid conflict with the broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards of Merit (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time. DeGeneres previously hosted the 79th ceremony in 2007.